Speed, endurance and rudimental manipulation are some of the most sought-after fundamentals of drumming. They are applicable to all percussive instruments and musical genres. From a simple paradiddle to the most complex rudiments,The Mad Practice Pad will help develop these tools with a straightforward and proven method. Michael Beauclerc has performed throughout North America with numerous artists and ensembles. His diversity as a percussionist makes him a first call performer as well as a busy instructor and clinician.
This beginning- to intermediate-level book contains hundreds of practical, usable beats and fills. It teaches how to apply a variety of patterns and grooves to the actual performance of songs. The CD includes demos and 14 play-along tracks covering rock, blues and pop styles, with detailed instructions on how to create exciting, solid drum parts. It’s the most realistic and fun! way to learn drums.
This book and two CD package is a must for all drummers wanting to explore the world of electronically produced Jungle/Drum ‘n’ Bass grooves! If you are new to Jungle, it will open the door to new grooves, loops, and sounds on the acoustic drumset. It also provides a wealth of exercises, transcriptions, and sound applications to achieve the feel and style of these futuristic beats. The two CDs include exercise examples from each chapter, basic electronics, and seven original play-along groove loops.
The acknowledged master of African drumming, Babatunde Olatunji, presents essential techniques, rhythmic patterns and concepts for drummers of all levels. The spiritual powers of ‘the drum’ and drumming are the focus of this video. Inspiring lessons and performances will expand anyone’s playing on the Ashiko, Djembe and related drums.
In 1942, Buddy Rich collaborated with Henry Adler, publishing Buddy Rich’s Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments. It is known today as “the drummer’s bible.” In 2005, Ted MacKenzie revised the classic snare drum book and, with Henry Adler’s blessing, revealed the method behind the book. In this book, Ted takes Buddy’s rudiments from the original book and carefully applies them to the drum set. There is no favoring of the downbeat in any of the rudiments, allowing the student to gain confidence and control while developing a natural vocabulary around the kit. Combined with MacKenzie’s The Ultimate Drummer’s Workout DVD, this comprehensive program is the fastest, most efficient study ever put together for gaining proficiency and fluidity around the kit.
The classic jazz independence book is now new and improved and with two CDs! Jim Chapin, known as the “Father of Jazz Independence,” has written one of the most popular drumset books of all time. This classic work should be in every drummer’s library as there is always something new to learn and develop from this masterful book. Whether for a beginner or an accomplished drummer, this system will greatly improve independence and coordination, sticking, power, and speed and endurance on the drumset. Dedicated to Sanford Moeller, this book proves Jim’s teaching techniques like no other.
The most comprehensive method for keyboard percussion ever written. A complete course of 50 lessons including ragtime, improvising, blues and exercises for individual hand development.
This is an updated version of the famous Saul Goodman Modern Method for Tympani. Roland Kohloff was the Fundamentals Editor, and Gary Werdesheim was the Music Editor, under the direction of Anthony J. Cirone. Many pages were re-engraved and many photographs have been re-done. This edition will continue the legacy of Saul Goodman as teacher and mentor to generations of percussion students, teachers, and performers.
From the ears, eyes, and hands of renowned percussionist and educator Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood), Life on Drums is a striking examination of the drummer’s art, captivatingly rendered with cinematic grace and intrigue. Equally relevant to newcomers as it is to experienced musicians, this DVD combines candid, wide-ranging conversations with Martin’s first drum teacher, Allen Herman, and beautifully filmed performances of Martin’s compositions for percussion ensemble and improvised trap set solos and duets. The film’s distinct elements work together to impart a refreshing approach to instruction that prizes the creative and the intuitive over the merely technical. The resulting film fiery and passionate yet practical and insightful is a riveting extension of Martin’s open-ended approach to percussion, improvisation, and music.
The “Goldenberg book” has been used by generations of orchestral mallet players to develop their skills. As well as studies and etudes, this book includes excerpts of major orchestral repertoire for keyboard percussion instruments. This edition, edited by Tony Cirone, includes phrasings that were inherent in the music but not specifically written out. Stickings are also addressed: the original stickings are in uppercase letters, and the added stickings are in lowercase. This book is the primary source for keyboard percussion players to learn technique and orchestral repertoire.
The “Goldenberg Book” has been used by generations of orchestral snare drum players to develop their skills. As well as studies and etudes, this book includes excerpts of major orchestral repertoire for snare drum and all of the instruments of the percussion family. This edition, edited by Tony Cirone, includes phrasings and stickings along with re-engraved etudes. This book is the primary source for percussionists to learn proper technique and important orchestral repertoire.
Grammy-award winning conga player Poncho Sanchez and Chuck Silverman have joined forces to produce this book of riffs for beginning conga players or percussionists who want to incorporate Latin or conga techniques into their playing style. This unique book/CD pack covers all the essential styles you’ll need, including many of the grooves that have made Poncho one of the world’s most in-demand congueros . The tracks on the accompanying CD are performed by a world-class band members of the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band with and without conga parts, so after you learn the material in the book, you’ll be able to practice by playing along. Plus there is a tasty bonus. Not only does the music have a decidedly Latin flavor, but so do the spicy hot cooking recipes from Poncho that are interspersed throughout the book!